Tag - Kuba Raffia

Kuba Over Skirt – Barkcloth – DR Congo

1970'-1980'. Raffia vinifera fibers and bark. Approximately cm. 55,0 x cm. 160,0  (21.65" x 62.99"). Excellent conditions, rare item. This bark cloth is made by beating a layer just under the bark until it's not thin and pliableis and is the central area of the long prom dresses for decoration and added prestige. This piece is [...]

Large Kuba Raffia Skirt – NGONGO – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 60,0 x 600,0 (2 x 20 Ft). Elegant and important fabric; chequered patterns represent the interaction of opposites (male-female, day and night, and so on). The length and the elegance of the skirt measure the prestige of the owner. These tissues were also [...]

Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR CongoKuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 120 x 64 (47.2 x 25.1 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging [...]

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR CongoKuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 58 x 152 (22.8 x 59.8 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging [...]